This year's Human Rights Campaign Gala in New York City will honor the former Ms. Miranda Hobbes, Our Lady Cynthia Nixon, with their Visibility Award.
"Cynthia Nixon is a fearless and outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "Cynthia uses her talent and public platform to speak out for equality in this country and around the globe, and in the process, she is changing countless hearts and minds. We are proud to recognize her with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala."
Nixon has been an outspoken member of the LGBTQ community for years--a vocal campaigner for marriage equality, and, more recently, a loud voice of resistance against Donald Trump. Speaking at a rally held outside the Stonewall Inn last February in protest of Trump's immigration ban, Nixon said: "As LGBT people, we know how important coming out is, but I would argue that our coming out has never been more important than it is right now."
Audra McDonald and Diageo are also scheduled to receive the HRC National Equality Award and HRC Corporate Equality Award, respectively. Javier Munoz, star of Hamilton and former Out 100 cover star, will be a special guest at this weekend's event. LA-based singer/sonwriter MILCK is scheduled to perform, with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand expected to speak.
The Human Rights Campaign Gala will take place this Saturday, February 3, in New York City.